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Bet on the NFL NFL betting Week 15 showcases the Detroit Lions heading to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. The Detroit Lions are heading to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 19th. This is  an important game for the Bucs offense, led by Josh Freeman. The Lions may be able to enjoy the Florida weather, but the major drawback is that they have to play a critical game against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay's defenseive line is strong on the corners. Both Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib are strong, with Barber the only player left over from the 2002 Super Bowl Championship year, and Talib developing into a great player in his own right this year.  While the corners are the stars in the defensive lineup, the rest of the team provides a strong backup. The front seven are aggressive and quick and contribute to the Bucs' successes this NFL season. They are effective shutting down running teams.

The Bucs are the -6 home team favorite over the Lions, according to online sportsbook odds.

While a third-string quarterback, Lions QB Drew Stanton has made a name for himself over the past few weeks. Of course, Calvin Johnson being one of the league's best wide receivers helps. However, the Tampa Bay team has a slight edge over the Lions, which sports betting fans should take note of.  The Lions defense relies on Ndamukong Suh as one of the most damaging players in the NFL. In fact, the entire front line of the Lions is going to be gunning for Josh Freeman in the game, as they have made a habit out of disrupting quarterbacks.

But despite this, the Lions are still weak against running again. Makes sense, right? If the Tampa Bay team decides to take the running game to the Lions, look for them to rely on LaGarrette Blount and Cadillac Williams.  Tampa Bay is looking to the postseason for a run at the NFL Playoffs. Freeman has been utilizing Mike Williams for much of the season, and the offense has had a strong impact on the team's success. Tampa Bay has an advantage over the Lions defense in this game.


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